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2010 | 1(13) | 375-393
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Arktyka - nieodkryty spichlerz energetyczny świata

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Arctic - undiscovered energy granary of the world
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Today’s world is increasingly suffering from a shortage of energy resources. The race for raw materials has recently dominated international relations and in the future there may be conflicts over energy resources. In these circumstances, the vision of access to the vast unrevealed energy resources of the Arctic is now becoming a subject of the geopolitical game of the Great Powers. Five Arctic countries (Russia, Canada, the United States, Denmark and Norway) are attempting to extend their 200 nautical miles economic zone to 350 miles in the Arctic by advancing the argument that the seabed is a geological continuation of their continental shelf. Another aspect of the conflict around the Far North is the fact that the ice is melting as a result of global warming, which opens up new strategic transportation routes that will connect the Atlantic and the Pacific. Competition for these northern treasures is becoming more evident and violent, and taking into account international law in effect it inevitably leads to the situation of first come, first served.
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